Saturday Night Fever Discos into Year-Long TourDate: 12 November 2002
The ultimate disco musical, Saturday Night Fever, launches a new UK-wide tour in 2003. The tour opens at Bromley's Churchill Theatre on 3 March 2003 before continuing until January 2004 to 23 further venues across the country.
The stage production had its world premiere at the West End's London Palladium in May 1998, marking the 21st anniversary of the release of the 1977 hit film, starring John Travolta, which effectively defined the disco age. The story was adapted for the stage by the film's producer Robert Stigwood. It closed in the West End in February 2000 and embarked on a brief regional tour later that same year.
The stage musical features legendary Bee Gees songs from the original Grammy Award-winning motion picture soundtrack, including 'Staying Alive', 'Night Fever', 'Jive Talkin'' and 'How Deep is Your Love' as well as two songs - 'Immortality' and 'First and Last' - written especially for the stage production by the brothers Gibb.
On tour, Saturday Night Fever is presented by Adam Speigel Productions. Following Bromley, it will continue to High Wycombe, Southampton, Bradford, Glasgow, Stoke, Woking, Manchester, Oxford, Bristol, Plymouth, Aberdeen, Southend-on-Sea, Sheffield, Nottingham, Norwich, Darlington, Edinburgh, Dartford, Leeds, Swansea, Sunderland and Leicester.
Casting details are expected to be confirmed by the end of this year.
- by Terri Paddock